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- Chicago Youth Help Launch "Chicago Wears Condoms" Campaign Public health officials in Chicago have teamed up with high school and college students to launch an ad campaign to encourage people to practice safe sex; and, to that end, they passed out free condoms on Tuesday.
- Can Taking A Pill Make You Smarter? CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey reports some people think they’ve found it.
- Health Officials Offer Food Safety Advice For Thanksgiving If you want your Thanksgiving guests to be thankful they joined you for Thursday’s big meal, public health officials said you need to practice good food safety habits.
- Heart Surgeon: Don't Overdo It With Snow-Shoveling At least 18 people across the Chicago area died this past winter from causes related to shoveling snow last winter.
- 2 Investigators: Stem Cell Treatment A Miracle Cure -- Or Expensive Letdown? As CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports, desperate patients are willing to pay thousands of dollars.
- Health Officials Report Shortage In FluMist CBS 2's Marissa Bailey explains why the flu mist may not be available for a while.
- Illinois Begins Medical Marijuana Sales The long wait for relief could be coming to an end for thousands of people who suffer from painful diseases or conditions, as medical marijuana sales were set to begin Monday at eight dispensaries across Illinois.
- Family Of Baby Heart Patient Knows The Pain Of Waiting CBS 2's Rob Johnson introduces us to Ava Martin, who has endured much in her 15 months.
- Meet Chicago's 'Cancer Queen Of Comedy' The Chicago office manager was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer in 2010. That was on a Wednesday. By Monday, doctors had removed her left breast.
- Quell Device A Pill-Free Way To Manage Pain What if you could wear a device to stimulate your own natural pain relievers? CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez takes a look at how it works.
- Expert: Turning Clocks Back Doesn't Translate To Extra Sleep For Everyone Rush University Medical Center sleep disorder expert Dr. James Wyatt said research indicates there are more traffic accidents on the Sunday after the fall time change, perhaps because of greater alcohol use, and people staying up a little later.
- Chicago Company Develops Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Arm CBS 2's Suzanne Le Mignot got a chance to see how one man has benefited from the company's technology.
- Bone Marrow Donor Found For Five-Year-Old Chicago Boy Fighting Leukemia Two months ago we told you about a five-year-old Northwest Side boy who is fighting leukemia for a second time in his young life. Now there is word of a development in his case.
- Processed Meats -- Yes, Including Bacon -- Can Cause Cancer, World Health Experts Say The North American Meat Institute calls the report "dramatic and alarmist" and argues cancer is a complex disease "not caused by single foods.”
- Pediatricians Suggest Changes To Youth Football To Improve Safety After an alarming number of high school football player deaths, a leading doctors’ group is suggesting new guidelines to address player safety, and save lives.